Doug Ford scraps carbon tax plan and sets up climate fight with Trudeau



Decision to end program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions puts Ontario in line for showdown with federal government

Ontario’s new rightwing government has ended a carbon pricing policy aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Canada’s most populous province.

The move to scrap the cap-and-trade program puts the provincial Conservative government – led by Doug Ford – directly at odds with the federal government’s bid to ensure provinces have a price on carbon in place by the end of 2018.

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